Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Week Ahead….Boys and Girls Club Proposals Up before 6B Planning and Zoning Committee Tuesday

Hilloween at Eastern Market, circa 7:00pm, October 27

The Week Ahead….Boys and Girls Club Proposals Up before 6B Planning and Zoning Committee Tuesday

by Larry Janezich

Monday, November 6

ANC6C Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee meets at 7:00pm, Kaiser Permanente Center, 700 2nd Street, NE. 

Among items on the draft agenda:

Giant of Maryland, LLC, 300 H NE – application renewal of alcohol beverage retailer’s license.

Edgy Craft, LLC t/a Craft Beer Cellar DC, 301 H Street, NE – application for single sales amendment to alcohol beverage retailer’s license.

Relish Food 2, LLC d/b/a Carving Room Kitchen & Bar, 130 M Street, NE – new alcohol beverage license application

Tuesday, November 7

ANC 6B Planning & Zoning Committee meets at 7:00pm at St. Coletta of Greater Washington, 1901 Independence Avenue, SE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

716-718 L Street SE, Concept – Historic Preservation application for a three-story rear addition and two-story rooftop addition.

421 Seward Square SE, Concept – Historic Preservation application for a rooftop addition.

Recap of Hill East Task Force meeting on redevelopment of Eastern Branch Boys & Girls Club Building and discussion of ANC action.

ANC 6C Parks and Events Committee meets at 7:00pm at Kaiser-Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center 700 2nd Street, SE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & Half Marathon – Discussion about the scheduled 6th running of this race on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

NoMa Parks Projects – Update from NoMa Parks Foundation concerning the status of NoMa parks projects and discussion about persistent delays in delivery.

NoMa Underpass Projects/Homeless Encampments – Discussion about status of encampments at the various underpasses due for development by NoMa Parks Foundation.

Wednesday, November 8

ANC6C meets at 7:00pm at the Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE. 

Among items on the draft agenda:

Presentation:  John Green, DC Office of Attorney General.

Presentation:  Celeste Duffie on DPW trash collection and parking enforcement.

Giant of Maryland, 300 H Street, NE – renewal of Class B alcohol beverage license.

Edgy Craft, t/a Craft Beer Cellar DC, 301 H Street, NE – application for Class A, single sales.

Carving Room Kitchen & Bar, 130 M Street NE – Class C, application for new alcohol beverage license.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon, March 10, 2018.

NoMa Parks projects.

NoMa Underpass Projects/homeless encampments.

NoMa Bicycle Study, K to N Streets, 6th Street, NE to 6th Street, NW.

K Street, NE Traffic Safety Study.

Bills concerning parking ticket fines.

1121 Abbey Place, NE – application for zoning adjustment to add a third floor and construct a four-story rear addition to an existing one-family dwelling.

19 Fourth Street Rear, NE – application for a zoning adjustment to allow a one-family dwelling in an existing structure on an alley lot.

Proposed DC Comprehensive Plan amendments.

Bill 22-0382, Union Market Tax Increment Financing Act of 2017.

November 14 Council Hearing on DCRA Management of the Vacant and Blighted Property Program.

November 9 Council hearing on stop-work order disclosure and ANC notice of vacant/blighted designations

ANC6B Transportation Committee meets at 7:00pm in Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. 

Among items on the draft agenda:

DC Food Truck Parking Regulations.

Feasibility and possibility of bike lanes on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Thursday, November 9

ANC6A meets at 7:00pm in Miner Elementary, 601 Fifteenth Street, NE.

Presentation:  Benefits of Solar Power in the District – Micah Feigelson, Community Solar Associate, Sun Power.

Consideration of a motion to approve the grant application for $1500 for replacement supplies for the Eastern Senior High School Blue and White Marching Machine.

Consideration of a motion that ANC^A send a letter seeking funding to renovate the Miner Elementary School playground.

Consideration of recommendation that ANC6A take no action on a request by On the Rocks (1242 H Street, NE) for changes to its settlement agreement.

Consideration of recommendation that ANC6A take no action on the application for liquor license renewals of the following establishments:  1101 Convenience Mart’s license (1101 H Street, NE), China House (1601 Benning Rd., NE), DC Supermarket (539 8th Street, NE),J & K Market (234 15th Street, NE), The Cupboard (1504 East Capitol Street, NE), Economy Market (1804 D Street, NE).

Consideration of recommendation that ANC6A support the Historic Preservation application for 1015 D Street, NE, subject to the developers meeting certain listed conditions: The developers make best efforts to obtain letters of support from the certain nearby neighbors at 1013 D Street, NE; 1009 D, Street, NE; 338 11th Street, NE; 336 11th Street, NE; and 334 11th Street, NE; as well as submit plans showing the rear parking area and how it will address concerns about access to the alley, consider changes to the exterior treatment, and submit a sun study to show the impact to neighbor’s light and air.

ANC6B Alcohol Beverage Control Committee meets at 7:00pm in Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

L Street Market Inc., 7th L Street Market, 700 L St. SE – renewal of Class B Retail Grocery License.

3rd & Pennsylvania, LLC, Roland’s Grocery, 333 Pennsylvania Ave. SE – renewal Class B Retail Grocery License.

Park & Song Inc., Congress Market, 421 East Capitol St. SE – renewal Class B Retail Grocery License.

Radici Uno (One Root), LLC, Radici, 301-303 7th St. SE – renewal Class B Retail Grocery License.

Trader Joe’s East Inc., Trader Joe’s  #622, 750 Pennsylvania Ave. SE – renewal Class B Retail Grocery License.

Midagra, LLC, DCanter, 545 8th St. SE – renewal Class B Retail Grocery License.

Lola’s LLC d/b/a Lola’s, 711 8th St., SE – Amendments to correct Settlement Agreement to permit use of summer garden that was incorrectly designated as sidewalk café.

Wineandbutter, LLC, P & C Market, 1023 East Capitol Street, SE – renewal Class B Retail Grocery License.

Cho’s Family Market Inc., Mott’s Market, 233 12th Street, SE – renewal Class B Retail Grocery License.

Harris Teeter, LLC, Harris Teeter, 1350 Potomac Avenue, SE – renewal Class B Retail Grocery License.

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Developers Present Two Starkly Different Choices for Hill East Boys and Girls Club

Residents turn out for Thursday’s Hill East Task Force meeting to hear proposals for development of the Boys and Girls Club

Developers Present Two Starkly Different Choices for Hill East Boys and Girls Club

by Larry Janezich

Thursday night, ANC6B’s Hill East Task Force, chaired by Commissioner Dan Ridge, hosted a community meeting to hear from the two developers who responded to the city’s Request for Proposals (RFPs) to redevelop the Boys and Girls Club: Morningstar Development and Century Associates.

The proposals share much in common:  both leave the massing and height and building footprint unchanged, both provide community amenity space, both provide around a dozen on site below grade parking spaces, both provide 30% percentage of affordable units required by city regulations, both add new windows, both preserve the “Wall of Fame”, and both provide for home ownership.

The major differences are that the Century Associates team would provide senior co-housing – 29 age-restricted 1, 2, and possibly 3 bedroom condo units with 2 caretaker units and about 1850 square feet of community space.

The Morningstar development team would provide a 31 conventional multi-generational 1, 2, and 3 bedroom condo units and about 3000 square feet of community space.

Century Associate’s team says senior co-housing (a concept developed in Scandinavia in the 1970s) provides an opportunity for Capitol Hill seniors to age in place and stay in the neighborhood.  The plan envisions a range of unit sizes, some as large as 1300 square feet – which could be three bedroom units.  The developer says the planned 1850 square feet of community space could be enlarged based on community needs and desires.  An unusual feature is a mechanical lift to move cars from surface level to garage, affording up to 15 parking spaces.  Century Associates lists Capitol Hill Village as a “community engagement partner” and says it would plan on delivering a finished product by the end of 2019.

Morningstar’s team envisions a more conventional layout for 1, 1 + den, 2, and 3 bedroom condos – larger units suitable for families, they say.  Their plan would provide about 3000 square feet of community space and parking for 11 cars with an entrance ramp from C Street.  Morningstar says that construction would take 7 to 8 months after the permitting process and zoning adjustments are completed.

The requirement for community space was made a requirement of the RFPs for development of the site by the city at the insistence of neighbors, to address in part the loss of the social services formerly provided by the Boys and Girls Club.  Various proposals for programming the space have been mentioned, but both developers say this will be decided after consultation with the community.

Ridge appeared skeptical that the proposals and the RFP requirements furthered the city’s goals of increasing social services in the face of losses to the community such as the Boys and Girls Club and Friendship House.

ANC6B’s Planning and Zoning Committee, chaired by Commissioner Nick Burger, will consider the proposals at its regular monthly meeting next Tuesday, November 7th, at 7:00pm at St. Coletta’s.  The committee will hear from the community and may or may not recommend one of the proposals to the full ANC.  The full ANC will meet to consider which of the proposals to recommend to the city one week later, on Tuesday, November 14, a 7:00pm in Hill Center.  Two days later, on Thursday, November 16, the city (DMPED*) will hold a disposition hearing at 7:00pm at St. Coletta’s which will mark the end of the public comment period and provide an opportunity to provide final comments.

DMPED hopes to make a decision between the two proposals this year.

*Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

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